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Brahms Clarinet Quintet reading at CRD
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CutTime Simfonica Debut Tracks

CutTime Simfonica  

We recorded two debut tracks with DSO musicians which are commercially available as downloads only from CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes. They are my Gitcha Groove On! and Highland Park, MI: City of Trees. These works cleverly blend classical with blues, rock, Latin and hip-hop grooves. CutTime will eventually record the entire CD which could win a Grammy nomination!
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Dec. 27, 2012




I hope your holiday has been a happy and safe one. Having survived the Mayan Apocalypse with you, in the coming year I hope we can all appreciate life a little more. 



This last year has just been wonderful for CutTime, especially ending as it did with standing-room-only crowds for CutTime Players' Russian program at the Detroit Institute of Arts
(pictured below), two breakthrough Classical Revolution Detroit (CRD) events, and a couple of private affairs that let me bid see you later to my DSO family. 


This being my last week (technically) as a DSO member, I hit the ground running an 8:30 per mile pace and I've already dropped 20 lbs.!  I'll be in New York City Jan. 9-21
attending the big APAP, ISPA and CMA presenters' conferences for networking, workshops and booking opportunities. Then I slingshot to Chicago to work with top freelancers for a Simfonica concert in Battle Creek, MI Jan. 27 (listed below).




I subbed with Grand Rapids Symphony recently and a few musicians asked about doing another Classical Revolution with CutTime music like we did in late July. So I set it up for Jan. 30 (listed below) when I return for a week of subbing. 



I also set up the next CRD event for Feb. 5, just before the end of a crowd-funding campaign at USA Projects to professionalize and EXPAND the series. USA Projects is "making America's finest artistic visions into realities" and is available only to artists who have won major fellowships like the Kresge I won two years ago. It offers online showcases and a crowd-funding platform with consultations, a 75% success rate and 5% matching funds to its artists. 



Like, crowd-funding raises money and awareness for worthy projects over a set period of time from anyone with internet access and a credit card. Unlike Kickstarter, contributions through USA Projects are tax-deductible up to the fair market value of any perks selected... at least for 2012. The campaign must make its goal to fund the project by the end of Feb. 6, 2013. Please make a generous gift before the year end to ensure lowering your tax bill while connecting new audiences with classical music! 


The Classical Revolution movement has proven to be an excellent vehicle for developing effective engagement with curious music lovers and using CutTime music in bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes where many already comfortably discover other music they like. It is a social enterprise serving a much wider segment of our communities with love, respect and food for the soul. Who doesn't deserve the beauty and potential for meaning with classical music that is warm and inclusive? Please help CutTime and Classical Revolution Detroit make that difference. Here is the link to this project. 



Peace to you.


- Rick


PS: Look for the backpage article I wrote about CRD for Symphony magazine coming out in January. Here is a recent interview with Jenn White at Michigan Radio and a photo from our sold out DIA concert.


CutTime Players at DIA 


CutTime Simfonica in Battle Creek
Introducing CutTime Simfonica
The first appearance in Battle Creek, MI features a balanced program showcasing CutTime favorites. Working with top freelancers from Chicago, Mr. CutTime introduces and leads his music for this popular church series sponsored in part by the Michigan Touring Arts Program.


Event Info
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Time: 4pm-5:35
Ticket price: FREE admissions
Location: First Congregational Church of Battle Creek
145 Capital Ave., NE 49017


Russlan and Ludmilla Overture -Glinka

Symphony No. 25 opening -Mozart

Waltz from Serenade for Strings -Tchaikovsky

Prelude Op. 23, No. 5 -Rachmaninoff

Pork 'N Beans -Robinson



First Grief -Robinson

City of Trees -Robinson

Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 -Enescu

Classical Revolution in Grand Rapids
Mr. CutTime in the House
Surprises and humor await all who attend this slightly amplified chamber music party. Hi-powered Grand Rapids Symphony musicians volunteer to sight-read CutTime music, along with chamber music standards. Some may even show off their solo chops as the audience consumes drinks, dinner and Dvorak! Tired of turkey? Try a chicken wrap with a Founders brew!


Event Info
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time: 7p-10
Ticket price: FREE FREE FREE!
Location: Speak EZ Lounge
600 Monroe Ave. NW at Trowbridge Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Program: Impromptu
Special Guests: YOU!

CRD at Cadieux Cafe
CRD = New Classical
Majestic Cafe CRD 
Just ahead of the end of our crowd-funding campaign to EXPAND the CRD series, we expect a great turnout of volunteer musicians and music lovers curious about classical music.
Who knows what magical treasures awaits new listeners hearing masterpieces for the first time. Mr. CutTime gives his spontaneous, personal insights about why classical music still matters, breathing new life into this dramatic gift of humanity to itself. He might even serve up a few of his own funky works.


Event Info
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Time: 8p-11
Ticket price: FREE FREE FREE!
Location: Cadieux Cafe
4300 Cadieux Rd.  Detroit, MI 48224

Program: Impromptu
Special Guests: YOU!

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